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VHS Stuck in TV/VCR Combo?A VHS tape is stuck in our small Magnovox TV/VCR combo. I've tried nudging it without any result. What else can I try? Thank you.

 

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Repairing a VHS Rewinder?How can I take apart and fix a VHS rewinder?

 

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VCR Showing a Distorted Picture?I haven't used our VCR in a long while so when I put a tape in I get this blue screen, then a distorted picture, then it flashes and the back to the blue screen. I cleaned the heads, tried another tape, checked connections and I get the same thing.

 

A damaged TV screen.

Smart TV Damaged Screen View?I have a Samsung smart TV that fell from an entertainment center and hit the corner of it. The screen itself did not break but now it shows rainbow colored streaks and a place where the impact occurred. Can this be fixed? Is it worth fixing? What would the estimated cost be?

 

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Magtronic Control PanelI have a 2 pole und.lab. inc list 20 amp breaker, that I need to replace for my heat pump with a 30 amp 2 pole breaker. Is any current breaker brand compatible? Or where might I find this exact replacement?

 

A vintage television with table legs.

Repairing a Vintage Television?Vintage televisions are becoming increasingly popular for a mid century modern or retro decorating style. Many times, these older TVs require repairs to become operational.

 

Repairing a Hole in a Stereo Speaker - tear in stereo speaker

Repairing a Hole in a Stereo Speaker?I have a small hole in my Fisher stereo speaker, does anyone know how I can fix it? And the covers are a little picked from my cat, they are black that cover the speakers, does anyone have a suggestion?

 

A plasma screen TV set with no picture.

No Picture on a Plasma TV?If it isn't the cable connection you may need a professional to determine why your TV screen is no longer visible. This is a page about no picture on a plasma TV.

 

Adjusting Picture Ratio on TV

Adjusting Picture Ratio on TV Screen?This is a page about adjusting picture ratio on TV screen. When your TV picture does not show the whole video feed, there is probably a way to adjust the display to correct the problem.

 

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Plasma TV Screen

Repairing a Scratched Plasma TV ScreenThis is a page about repairing a scratched plasma TV screen. It is dismaying to discover a scratch on the screen of your expensive plasma TV. There are some ways to repair this damage.

 

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DVD Player Tray Won't Open?This is a page about DVD player tray won't open. It is extremely frustrating when the DVD tray won't open. It may be time for a new one, or maybe not.

 

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Stereo Display Not Working?How can I get the screen on my home stereo system to light up? or to start working?

 

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Curtis TV DVD Player Intermittent?Some DVDs play on my TV and some do not. The Curtis TV is fine in every other way. This is something we cannot understand. The DVDs play on other TVs but not this one.

 

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Samsung TV Stopped Working?Exactly (to the day) 2 years after purchasing it, our Samsung 46 inch TV went out. The satellite TV box is fine, but the picture had "hung" with the weather, so we decided to turn off the TV until the weather passed. Nothing else was affected, just the satellite picture.

 

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Adding a Circuit to Audio System for Recording and Playing Tapes at 1/4 Speed?I have a Fisher audio component system MC-723BK. What I would like to do is to add a circuit that would allow me to record and play tapes at 1/4 speed. Does anyone have a schematic diagram that would show this? Thanks.

 

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Help With Basic Audio Visual Connections?Does anyone know how to hook up a DVD/VCR if you only have the basic coax cable? I am talking about the one that has the in and out. They are making all of the DVDs with the one.

 

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RCA Satellite Receiver and Remote Control Will Not Communicate?We have an RCA satellite receiver model DRD420RE with an RCA CRK76SG3 remote. Yesterday the two had a fight and won't talk to each other unless you have them face to face within 3 inches of each other.

 

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Removing Scratches from Big Screen TV?Is there a way to get scratches off big screen TV?

 

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Remove Lines from Home VCR Tapes With Commercial TapesI had a situation in which a new digital DVD/VCR recorder was acting up when I watched my recorded soap opera tapes. The picture would be full of lines on the top and bottom of the screen, would become static-y every few seconds,

 

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Re-scan TV Channels When Installing New EquipmentWe recently installed a new antenna, the previous one being some 20 years old and falling apart. Well, It was installed and didn't work.

 

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Problems Playing Recorded VCR Tapes?I am having an unusual problem with our 2 new digital VCRs (LG and JVC). All of a sudden, the picture will freeze and the voice will continue normally (LG). Or (JVC) both the picture and sound will stop (picture freeze, no sound). These were recorded on digital televisions. I managed to get the LG working again by unplugging it from the power source and then turning it on again. I thought to do this because when I pressed the eject button, the machine didn't respond. However, the JVC did not have a machine freezing up problem.

 

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VCR Recording TV Shows Poorly?I have a Symphonic VCR/DVD that plays tapes great but when recording a TV show the picture rolls constantly. When I play a tape that has been recorded on a different VCR it plays the tape great. Does anyone know how to fix it or what the problem is?

 

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Trouble Using TV Antennas?I am trying to get my TVs to work on old fashion rabbit ear antennas and it is not working. I purchased the least expensive Phillips at Wal-mart and then a better one for $29.00. I can barely pick up ABC, PBS is ok and NBC is very snowy. Can someone give me advice on the type of antennae to use in a rural town?

 

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Portable DVD Player's Screen Too Dark?We have just purchased a Phillips portable CD/DVD player. The picture is way too dark and the instructions are too complicated for my (very untechnical) brain to work out. Does anyone have one like mine and if so, how in the world do you sort out the picture so that it is not so dark? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

 

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TV Keeps Shutting Off?We have a SONY big screen TV that we bought new 8 years ago. We are having some trouble with it now, and wondered if anyone else has had the problem, or knows what it might be. If you watch TV for awhile and then turn it off, and then in a few minutes turn it back on, it shuts off all by itself. Before it shuts itself off, the screen will flash bright green several times, then power right down on its' own.

 

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HDTV Converter Problems?My hdtv converter works great when it wants to but,sometimes it breaks up and freezes. it also says no signal sometimes. Can you help me fix it?

 

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How to Unblock a DVD Player?Does anyone know how to "unblock" a DVD player? My husband hit the eject button to remove a DVD we had watched.

 

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VCR Not Working on a TV/VCR Combo?I have 3 TV/VCR combos. None of the VCR's in these units work but the TVs are still in great working order. Is there a way to connect a VCR or DVD to these or is there a special cord that I can purchase in order to do this?

 

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DVD Player Freezes When I Erase a Disk?I have a DVD recorder/player and it seems to freeze up every time I erase a (recordable) disc. I cant find any info about it in the book it came with. I am just wondering if anyone had ever had this problem before I go and call the manufacturer.

 

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DVD Player Stopped Working - "Incorrect Region Code"?My Homita portable DVD player S2153 for a while until it suddenly stopped functioning correctly because of am "incorrect region code. I've tried looking on it's settings but found nothing wrong.

 

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No Picture on My Big Screen Plasma TV?I was watching television, when the picture vanished and now all I can get is the sound and a black screen. It's not a problem with the cable. There is no picture when I try the VCR. Any suggestions as to how to fix it? Or what it costs to get it fixed? I live in Winnipeg, Canada.

 

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Adjusting Flat Screen TV Display to See Banners at Bottom of Screen?I have a flat screen TV that is about 5 yrs old and it will not show the info that is at the bottom of the screen anymore. For example, when I am watching the football game I can barely see the score which is listed at the bottom of the screen. Do you have any suggestions?

 

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Panasonic Projection HDTV Will Not Turn On?Our Panasonic TV (PT61lLCX66) 61" PROJ HDTV is not turning on manually or with the remote control. Initially, our TV was showing on screen a lamp notice to be replaced and lamp meter to be reset.

 

A damaged TV screen.

Smart TV Damaged Screen View?I have a Samsung smart TV that fell from an entertainment center and hit the corner of it. The screen itself did not break but now it shows rainbow colored streaks and a place where the impact occurred. Can this be fixed? Is it worth fixing? What would the estimated cost be?

 

Repairing a Vintage Magnavox TV - console TV

Repairing a Vintage Magnavox TV?I recently bought this Magnavox 8 track, record player with TV console and I was first trying to see how I can tell what model this is and once I figure it out, how could I repair the TV? The radio, 8 track player, and record player work fine just not the TV.

 

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Repairing a Scratched Plasma TV Screen?My sister was playing with Barbies on the TV and the Barbie slid and scratched the TV badly! So my question is, can you fix the TV screen?

 

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